LG touts two new fashion phones

Context-specific, touch-based controls seem to be de rigueur at Mobile World Congress this year with LG and Samsung both going big on the tactile

Context-specific, touch-based controls seem to be de rigueur at Mobile World Congress this year with LG and Samsung both going big on the tactile tech.Moto might’ve beaten them both with the E8 at CES but that’s not stopped LG shouting about its KF600 slider (pictured). The bottom section of its screen has what LG is calling an InteractPad which changes depending on which of the phone’s functions you’re using. Each prod is greeted by some haptic and visual feedback.Sadly it’s not quite so high tech in the features department. There’s a very welcome 3MP snapper and wallpapers designed by pop artist Keith Haring but it seems their main function will be to distract you from the frighteningly slow EDGE internet speed.LG also debuted the KF700, a similar-looking slider running a Viewty style operating system. If you like choice this’ll be the one for you. It’s got not one, not two, but three control methods: a 3in touchscreen, a slide-out number pad and a jog wheel. Just don’t try using all three at the same time.Specs-wise it’s more heavyweight than the KF600 with a 3MP, auto focus cam with image stabiliser, HSDPA for super 3G web browsing and support for MP4 video.I’ll be dropping by the LG stand again tomorrow with my camcorder, so check out Stuff.tv next week for video footage of LG’s new wares.